maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2011 Bottled at the Chris O Beer, Cheese and Curry powwow. A black coloured beer with a slight tan coloured head. The aroma has coffee and lightly roasted malts together with some berry fruits. The taste is full-bodied with dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Tongue tingling, strong and tasty. Big thanks to CaptainCougar for bringing this one over to Kook and to Kook for sharing.Score 4.0
Subsequent ratings scored 3.8, 4.0 and 3.9. Average becomes 3.9
harrisoni (14693) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at London Gathering Nov 05. The label on the bottle sparked an interesting debate over Hunter S Thompson and is he over-rated. Black beer with farily non existant head. Nice aroma and goodish balance. Chocolate orange and coffee dominate throughout. Pretty good, but as Duff says, this lacks a bit of the intensity you would expect from an Imperial
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ London Gathering Nov 05. Thick black. Liquorice and citrus hops. Clash of citrus and roast notes.
hershiser2 (1322) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Paid $2.40 for a 12-oz bottle. Pours a thick black with a large dark brown head. Resembles really used motor oil. Sweet light hoppiness in the aroma- citrus & pine and some licorice maltiness. Much lighter flavor than expected: cascade hoppy fruitiness followed by a biting maltiness with some chocolates. Wow, this is a kick ass beer.
TChrome (1435) - Bedford, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer pours black with a rocky dark tan colored head tinged with red. Lots of lacing also. Aroma is rich and dark, with rum soaked raisins, dark chocolate, alcohol, and coffee. Flavor is big and fulfilling with flavors of dark chocolate, coffee, and a significant hop bitterness in the finish. This is good beer. Great thanks to Jason for the trade!! This beer extends the paradigm shift for Flying Dog the began with Flying Dog Double Pale.
IndianaRed (2738) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a nearly black witha huge chocolatey brown head and lots of clingly lacing. Dark chocolate malts and notes of tootsie rolls. Some piney hops aromas as well. Flavors of dark roasted charcoal and quite hoppy. Evident ABV at over 9%. Hefty and smooth feel and very robust. Lots of smokey/bitter aftertaste.
SilkTork (5360) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2005
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nov, 2005. Kilburn Palace Bottle Fest. Softly malty sweet with bittering hops. Drinkable and pleasant.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Quite a tasty beer, but a bit dissapointing for the style i guess. Nice smooth chocolate and raisin, smooth roasted mocha finish, and also a fair amount of aromatic hops in there aswell. The flavour last quite a while, but it was lacking the assertiveness i associate with the style.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chrisí. Midnight black, tan head. Alcoholic aroma. Sweet flavoured, smooth, alcohol, fruity, chocolate and juicy. Nice.
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2005 Imperial Porter..Hmmm? I have not tasted many Porters so this is a treat. From the bottle this beer pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is malty sweet with coffee notes and a bold hop presence. Dark chocolate and roasted coffee smothered in a nice resiny piney hop topping the flavor. Lots of other yummy and unpredictable things going on with this brew. Smooth feel with only a little tickle in the swallow. The 9.5 ABV is well blended making this a truly sneaky beer. Hunter would likely approve. I certainly do...and am off to pour another.